Michael Finnegan

Artist, curator & educator

objectified 

 A play of power -- to Objectify.


Through careful execution, context, and perspective, the artist alters the subject beyond the boundaries of its initial intent. But there is always a choice: to draw power from a subject, demoting it to the level of mere object lacking significance and autonomy, or to imbue the commonplace object with purpose and meaning not inherent in its original form. With every gesture, in every process, with every decision to Objectify, the artist sets the boundaries of power and invites the viewer to be a witness to the transformation.